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Woman Struck and Dragged by Vehicle After Altercation in Dorchester

Police arrested Brianna Smith, of Dorchester, in connection with the incident



    Woman Struck and Dragged by Vehicle in Dorchester

    A woman is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being dragged by a car then getting hit by a taxi. (Published Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017)

    A woman was hospitalized Sunday morning with life threatening injuries after being struck and dragged by a vehicle in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood.

    Boston Police said the incident happened at 4:30 a.m. at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Peirson Street.

    Authorities said four women had been near the Victoria Diner when two of them got into an altercation. One woman, Brianna Smith, of Dorchester, got into her vehicle and struck the victim, dragging her a considerable distance.

    Police said a taxi driving in the area was unable to avoid Smith's vehicle and struck both it and the pedestrian.

    The 29-year-old victim was taken to Boston Medical Center where she is said to be suffering from life threatening injuries.

    Police said another victim in the group of women was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries as a precaution.

    Smith was arrested and charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and operating under the influence — causing bodily injury. It was unclear if she has an attorney or when she will be arraigned on the charges.

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